The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades

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This richly illustrated book presents a readable, authoritative, and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideals and imagery today. Written by a team of leading Crusade scholars, it covers crusading in many different theatres of war. The ideas of apologists, propagandists, and poets, and the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves are described, as are the reactions of the Muslims to Christian holy war. The book highlights ...
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Overview

This richly illustrated book presents a readable, authoritative, and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideals and imagery today. Written by a team of leading Crusade scholars, it covers crusading in many different theatres of war. The ideas of apologists, propagandists, and poets, and the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves are described, as are the reactions of the Muslims to Christian holy war. The book highlights the remarkable art and architecture associated with the Crusades, and offers fascinating insights into the history of the knightly orders, such as the Knights Templar and the Knights of St John. The volume includes detailed reference material: maps, chronology, a guide to further reading, and a full index. It will be welcomed by anyone interested in the ideals and history of the Crusades.

The story of the Crusades is told as never before in this engrossing, authoritative and comprehensive history that ranges from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of the crusading ideals and imagery that continue today. in color.

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Gilbert Taylor
In 1095 Pope Urban II granted absolutions to whomever would reclaim the Holy Land for Christendom. With that assurance began two centuries of Crusades, and the story, in contemporary chronicles, artwork, and castellated ruins, is well treated in this interpretation of the movement to take up the cross. The subject has stirred from historiographical dormancy, says editor Riley-Smith, who ably introduces the definitional questions--What is a Crusade? Who became a Crusader?--and then turns the chapters over to a dozen specialists. They analyze in detail the complex religious, economic, and military aspects, emphasizing the immediate instigation of one Crusade or another--often a Muslim counter-Crusade like Saladin's recapture of Jerusalem in 1187--while reiterating the profound piety and concern for salvation on which the whole process rested. It seems an odd combination of compassion and conquest, aptly expressed in knightly orders such as Hospitallers or the Teutonic Order, so elusive to the modern sensibility. These historians, though, dissolve that psychological barrier, interpreting what impelled the pilgrims, the Muslim reaction, and the political course of holy conflict up through the fall of the last Crusader polity--Malta--in 1798.
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"In 1095 Pope Urban II granted absolutions to whomever would reclaim the Holy Land for Christendom. With that assurance began two centuries of Crusades, and the story, in contemporary chronicles, artwork, and castellated ruins, is well treated in this interpretation of the movement to take up the cross."Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198204350
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: Oxford Illustrated Histories Series
  • Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 1.34 (d)

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Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge and is one of the world's leading authorities on the Crusades. His previous publications include The The Atlas of the Crusades and The Crusades: A Short History.

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Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates
List of Maps
1 The Crusading Movement and Historians 1
2 Origins 13
3 The Crusading Movement, 1096-1274 34
4 The State of Mind of Crusaders to the East, 1095-1300 66
5 Songs 91
6 The Latin East, 1098-1291 112
7 Art in the Latin East, 1098-1291 141
8 Architecture in the Latin East, 1098-1571 160
9 The Military Orders, 1120-1312 184
10 Islam and the Crusades, 1096-1699 217
11 The Crusading Movement, 1274-1700 260
12 The Latin East, 1291-1669 294
13 The Military Orders, 1312-1798 326
14 Images of the Crusades in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 365
15 Revival and Survival 386
Chronology 392
Further Reading 401
Illustration Sources 418
Index 420
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